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Bacteria in water supply put Los Altos on high alert

Bacteria in water supply put Los Altos on high alert


Eliza Ridgeway/Town Crier
In the wake of an E. coli alert, Los Altos resident Lou Dadok stocks up on bottled water at the downtown Safeway.

California Water Service Co. earlier this week enacted emergency response protocol and alerted hundreds of L...

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Schools

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth

BCS hosts Stretch to Kindergarten program for underserved youth


Traci Newell/Town Crier
The six-week, tuition-free Stretch to Kindergarten program, hosted at Bullis Charter School, serves children who have not attended preschool. A teacher leads children in singing about the parts of a butterfly, above.

Local un...

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Community

Google car painting project calls on artists

Google car painting project calls on artists


Google self-driving car

Already known as an innovator in the tech field, Google Inc. is now moving in on the art world.

The Mountain View-based company July 11 launched the “Paint the Town” contest, a “moving art experiment” that invites Califo...

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Sports

Pedaling with a purpose

Pedaling with a purpose


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Rishi Bommannan Rishi Bommannan cycled from Bates College in Maine to his home in Los Altos Hills, taking several selfies along the way. He also raised nearly $13,000 for the Livestrong Foundation, which supports cancer patients.

When R...

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Comment

The truth about coyotes: Other Voices

The Town Crier’s recent article on coyotes venturing down from the foothills in search of sustenance referenced the organization Project Coyote (“Recent coyote attacks keep residents on edge,” July 1). Do not waste your time contac...

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Special Sections

Grant Park senior program made permanent

Grant Park senior program made permanent


Photos by Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Local residents participate in an exercise class at the Grant Park Senior Center, above. Betsy Reeves, below left with Gail Enenstein, lobbied for senior programming in south Los Altos.

It all began when Betsy Reev...

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Business

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered

New State Street rug retailer has downtown Los Altos covered


Alicia Castro/Town Crier
Los Altos Rug Gallery owner Fahim Karimi stocks his State Street store with a wall-to-wall array of floor coverings.

A new downtown business owner plans to roll out the red carpet – along with rugs of every other color...

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Books

Book Signings

• Fritz and Nomi Trapnell have scheduled a book-signing party 4-6 p.m. Aug. 1 at their home, 648 University Ave., Los Altos.

Fritz and his daughter, Dana Tibbitts, co-authored “Harnessing the Sky: Frederick ‘Trap’ Trapnell, ...

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People

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

GRACE WILSON FRANKS

Resident of Los Altos

Grace Wilson Franks, our beloved mother and grandmother, left us peacefully on July 16, 2015 just a few weeks short of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Ross and Florence (Cruzan) Wilson in rural Tulare, California on Septem...

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Travel

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories

Gearing up: Make travel more civilized with accessories


Eren Göknar/Special to the Town Crier
San Francisco-based humangear Inc. sells totes, tubes and tubs for traveling.

In travel, as in romance, it’s the little things that count.

Beyond the glossy brochures lie the travel discomforts too mun...

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Stepping Out

Going out with a 'Bang'

Going out with a 'Bang'


Richard Mayer/Special to the Town Crier
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” stars, clockwise from top left, Alexander Sanchez, Sophia Sturiale, Deborah Rosengaus and Danny Martin.

Los Altos Stage Company and Los Altos Youth Theatre’s joint production of t...

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Spiritual Life

Build a 'light' house and get out of that dark place

Most of us have a place inside our hearts and minds that occasionally causes us trouble. For some, it is sadness, depression or despair. For others, it may be fear, anger, resentment or myriad other emotional “dark places” that at times seem to hij...

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Magazine

Inside Mountain View

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event

Residents gather at NASA Ames for Pluto Flyby event


Megan V. Winslow/Town Crier
NASA Ames’ Pluto Flyover event kindles the imaginations of young attendees.

Sue Moore watched the July 20, 1969, moon landing beside patients and staff members of the San Francisco hospital where she worked as a nurse...

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Mountain View preps for Art & Wine Festival


Photo By: COURTESY OF MIRAMAR EVENTS
Photo Courtesy Of Miramar Events Members of Ancient Winds are among the performers supplying live entertainment at the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival.

The Chamber of Commerce Mountain View has scheduled the 41st Mountain View Art & Wine Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 along Castro Street from El Camino Real to Evelyn Avenue.

The Chamber sponsors the annual festival to celebrate the community and its culture. The event features live bands, a wide variety of wines and beers, an eclectic selection of food vendors and more than 600 artisans showcasing fine arts, handmade jewelry and accessories, one-of-a-kind clothing and other handcrafted goods.

The festival is the Chamber’s largest fundraiser, enabling the organization to provide services, programs and scholarships in the community.

The Art & Wine Festival evolved from a small street fair, just a few blocks long, into one of the country’s largest.

The Kids’ Park will add bungee jumping to its offerings of Mobile Rock’s 24-foot climbing wall, body art and face painting, Hula Hooping, fossil digs and dinosaur art.

Rides will include the familiar Froghopper, Kids Kopters, Uproar and Dixieland Twister. A special feature this year will be a NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Exhibit.

Sports fans who don’t want to miss any weekend games can visit the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge at Mercy and Castro streets, where they can watch NFL and NCAA football and the baseball pennant races on a giant LED screen. Food and drink will be available.

The Golden State Warrior Girls dance troupe will be on site with prizes, samples of the latest Warrior merchandise with their new bridge logo and information about tickets for the 2012-2013 season.

The city of Mountain View has partnered with Recology to conduct a “Zero Waste” event, fulfilling their goal of “Nothing Wasted.”

Bicycle parking will be available in the St. Joseph Church parking lot at Castro and Church streets, supervised by The Friends of Stevens Creek Trail.

From 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. both days, paid parking ($5) will be available in the lots at 400 Castro St. and 440 Castro St., Chase Bank and city parking Lot No. 13. Sunday only, additional parking will be available at Kaiser Permanente, 555 Castro St. Parking fees benefit the Community Health Awareness Council in Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

 

For more information, including a festival map, visit www.miramarevents.com/mountainview.

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